The 15th Annual International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) Conference, is being held at the University of Guelph, Canada’s largest agricultural university, on August 19-21, 2019.
This year’s theme, “Bringing Science to the Stable”, highlights our past relationship with horses and examines where we are headed.
- Dr. Sandra Olsen (Curator-in-Charge, Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas) who will trace how our relationship with horses began.
- Dr. Camie Heleski (Senior Lecturer, University of Kentucky) will describe the field of Equitation Science and what we have learned about horse-human relationships.
- Dr. Nic de Brauwere (Head of Welfare, Rehabilitation and Education, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, UK) will discuss how human behaviour change into the future can improve equine welfare.
- Dr. Andrew McLean (Equine Science International, Australia) will present similarities and differences in the application of learning theory across species.
- Dr. Jonaki Bhattacharyya, Ethnoecologist and Senior Researcher with Firelight Group) has spent time in the interior of British Columbia, observing the wild horses and their impact on the land and interactions with the indigenous peoples. She will highlight how modern research can fit into other ways of knowing and approaches to managing both wild and domestic horses.
Both conference registration and abstract submissions opened on January 18, 2019.
Researchers in the field of equitation science are invited to submit an abstract of their research findings for consideration to present during the conference. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2019.
All information regarding the conference, including links to conference registration, abstract submissions and accommodations can be found on the Horse Portal website: